Journal Entry - tosime
- Notes: Posting your meditation journal is an excellent opportunity to
share your meditation experience so others can learn from your
insights and reflect on their own practice. You will find that
posting a journal is a good motivator for regular, progressive
meditation. Please use any format you wish. Feel free to ask
questions in your post, respond to questions in other posts and
comment on any aspect of each entry. While meditating, be careful to
avoid a mind commentary that anticipates posting a journal entry as
this can distract from your meditation session. Avoid judging your
sessions based on what you read posted by others.
Journal Entry - tosime
Date: June 27
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Variation: Focus on breath
Time: 07:15 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed, tongue tip to pallet, hands on knees-index finger
Condition: Dark room. Candles. Incense. Essential Oil (Bergamot
+ water on burner). Bell.
Experience: Unusual session. Nervousness of a job interview today
colored the whole session. The flickering candles were a major
distraction even though my eyes were closed.
Mind Chatter: Very high.
Waves of bliss: None.
Insights: Our true self. After a normal first stage, I was surprised
to find a lot of activity at the second stage. It was like entering a
familiar room and suddenly discovering that it is full of people
chatting. I was unaware, at my conscious level, of this hive of
activity below the surface. After my initial surprise and after
unhooking myself from some of the threads of mind chatter, I decided
to stand back from all the activity and ask why? Why am I meditating?
Health? Yes, but there is more. Exploring my subconscious? Yes, but
there is more. To discover my true self? YES! Everything we do in
life, everything that happens in life is a pointer to our true self.
With this insight I tried to reach stage 3 but was pulled back by the
mind chatter from the second stage. No waves of bliss today!
Questions: What is the source of the insights we gain during
meditation? How can we know if they are true?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tosime"
> Journal Entry - tosimewithout
> Date: November 29 2003
> Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
> Time: 07:55 a.m.
> Duration: 38 minutes (open)
> Posture: Seated on chair
> Body: Eyes closed,
> - Hands on knees
> Room Condition: Darkened room
> - One candle
> - Incense
> - Essential Oil - (Gardenia + water on burner)
> - Full body stretch (3 times).
> - Struck the bell 3 times before starting
> Mind Chatter: Low
> Waves of bliss: None
> Experience: Good Session. First session after about a year
> Result: Recall Session - Getting used to the motions.
> Surprising easy to return to meditation. My body felt as if it were
> automatic pilot - simply did most of the usual things I did withvery
> little thinking on my part.and deeper
> Good physical relaxation. Moved quite quickly through deeper
> states of physical relaxation.slide
> Had the insight that my day to day thinking was like watching a
> show. Each slide would stop if I dwelt on it by thinking about it.If I
> did not, the next slide would appear. Most of my problemscome when I
> dwell too much on each passing thought. The progression ofthoughts is a
> natural process that I interfere with when I dwell too long onany
> particular thought. I should try relaxing more and allowing thethought
> process to take its natural course.Sg: nice to see the site come back to its intention.....